Shiratsuyu Class



Information on this class has been compiled by Jeff Donahoo


Standard Displacement: 1,685 tons
Complement: 200

Length: 359'6"
Beam: 32'6"
Draught: 11'6"

Armament:
(1937-43)
5-5"/50cal
4-25mm
8-24" torpedo tubes
(1943-45)
4-5"/50cal
21-25mm
8-24" torpedo tubes

Machinery: 2 shaft Kanpon turbines
Boilers: 3 Kanpon
S.H.P.: 42,000=34 knots
Oil: 400 tons
Radius: 4,000 miles @ 15 knots

SHIRATSUYU GROUP 1
Name Builder Laid Down Launched Completed Fate
Murasame Fujinagata, Osaka 2/1/34 6/20/35 1/7/37 sunk, 3/5/43
Shigure Uraga, Tokyo 12/9/33 5/18/35 8/20/36 sunk, 1/24/45
Shiratsuyu Sasebo NY 11/14/33 4/5/35 8/20/36 sunk, 6/15/44
           
YUDACHI GROUP 2          
Harusame Maizuru NY 2/3/35 9/31/35 8/25/37 sunk, 6/8/44
Kawakaze Fujinagata, Osaka 4/25/35 11/1/36 4/30/37 sunk, 8/6/43
Samidare Uraga, Tokyo 12/19/34 7/6/35 1/29/37 sunk, 8/25/44
Suzukaze Uraga, Tokyo 7/9/35 3/11/37 8/31/37 sunk, 1/26/44
Umikaze Maizuru NY 5/4/35 11/27/36 5/31/37 sunk, 2/1/44
Yamakaze Uraga, Tokyo 5/25/35 2/21/36 7/20/37 sunk, 6/25/42
Yudachi Sasebo NY 10/16/34 6/21/36 1/7/37 sunk, 11/14/42

Note: Group 1 was originally ordered as the last 3 units of the Hatsuharu class, but were completed
to a modified design.. In 1943 surviving ships had No.2 5" turret removed and replaced with 25mm

NAMES:
SHIRATSUYU GROUP 1
Murasame-Scatterd Showers
Shigure-Autumn Showers
Shiratsuyu-White Dew

YUDACHI GROUP 2
Harusame-Spring Showers
Kawakaze-Breeze over the River
Samidare-Early Summer Rain
Suzukaze-Cool Summer Breeze
Umikaze-Breeze from the Sea
Yamakaze-Breeze from the Mountain
Yudachi-Evening Thunder Showers